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MSJ graduation ‘We can be the reason’

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer Bishop Christopher Coyne told Mount St. Joseph Academy’s class of 2018 there had been many times he thought he was finished learning. The bishop told…

Local birders are out for the count

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer It was a big day for local birdwatchers last weekend, as the Rutland County Audubon Society undertook its Century Count. The count is an annual…

Practice pays off for Girl on the Run

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer CASTLETON — When her race was over, Kelsey Adams didn’t really rest. Adams, 12 (“and a half”), of Pittsford, had just come in first in…

Rutland’s next sculpture shares a Story

By GORDON DRITSCHILO Staff Writer A tale of two mothers was told Friday at Green Mountain Power’s Energy Innovation Center. One of those mothers was Ann Story, an early Rutland…

Funds available to replace old wood stoves

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer NeighborWorks of Western Vermont is looking to buy people new pellet stoves. The organization’s HEAT Squad program is offering homeowners up to $4,800 — the…

Christmas trees merit collection

Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer Instead of camping in the woods, local Boy Scouts will spend a couple weekends next month collecting wood. More specifically, trees. Three Rutland Scout troops work…

Santa’s city gifting expanded

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent Rutland’s Secret Santa said he has picked out five people who were very good this year. Each year since 2007, an unknown benefactor wanders downtown during…

First-class career comes to an end

By Gordon Dritschilo PROCTOR — Kevin Rooney delivered his last letter last Wednesday. The longtime Proctor mail carrier is retiring, an event that resulted in signs wishing him well appearing…

Castleton U names new president

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent CASTLETON — Karen Scolforo says she has plenty of ideas for Castleton University, but wants to hear Castleton University’s ideas first. The 54-year-old president of Central…

Everybody and their dog is welcome

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent WEST RUTLAND — The town has a new park and the early returns have users wagging their tails. Jetta, a 10-month-old Cavachon, frolicked with a pair…